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ALFANO, F.: Violin Sonata / Piano Quintet / Nenia and Scherzino (Darvarova, Dunn, M.A.  and C. Mumm, Magill)


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ALFANO, F.: Violin Sonata / Piano Quintet / Nenia and Scherzino (Darvarova, Dunn, M.A. and C. Mumm, Magill)

Alfano’s chamber music is receiving deserved recognition. The Violin Sonata is a powerful and impressive work, with elements of French impressionism, but essentially post-romantic in ethos. The Piano Quintet was Alfano’s last chamber work, premièred in 1946, and a compelling example of his belief in resilient lyricism, as well as a rejection of contemporary atonal music. It teems with imaginative touches, colours and rhythms. The previous release in this series of the Cello Sonata and Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano (Naxos 8.570928) was praised for its “razor-edged accuracy, passion, and insight.” (Fanfare). Alfano’s opera Cyrano de Bergerac, with Plácido Domingo in the title rôle, is available on Naxos DVD 2.110270 and Blu-ray NBD0005.

Alfano, Franco

  Violin Sonata in D Major (original 1923 version)
1.   I. Mosso 00:14:03
2.   II. Lento, un po'a capriccio 00:09:43
3.   III. Lento sostenuto 00:07:45
  Piano Quintet in A-Flat Major
4.   I. Largo 00:12:45
5.   II. Moderato con grazia 00:07:44
6.   III. Allegro 00:07:29

Alfano, Franco
Pierangeli, Enrico, arranger(s)

  Nenia and Scherzino (arr. E. Pierangeli for violin and piano)
7.   Nenia 00:04:24
8.   Scherzino 00:02:23

Total Playing Time: 01:06:16

Alfano, Franco

Pierangeli, Enrico

Darvarova, Elmira; Dunn, Scott; Magill, Sam; Mumm, Craig; Mumm, Mary Ann

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572753

Barcode: 747313275373

Physical Release: 08/2011

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